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by: Rick Johnson
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Of all the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, his Tarzan the Terrible is my favorite. I don’t know if it’s because here he actually let his imagination run free and thus created a world that has received far too little notice or if it is the map and vocabulary in the back of the novel (I am a map freak). But for whatever reason, I wished that more had been written of this land.
Since reading the novel, I have been collecting whatever I could find on the Pal-ul-Don, a difficult job, and placing it into a notebook for my own enjoyment.
There have been a number of excellent papers on the internet that may enhance your enjoyment of the writings of this novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs. As I do not have permission to post the actual papers here, I am going to link this page to them. I hope that you will inform me of any that I have missed and get me permission to show the actual papers here. Please feel free to add to this site with art, papers, articles, stories, etc.

Pal-ul-Don, the Land of Man, is situated within Zaire, probably in the North-Eastern region though Cristian Sildan makes an excellent argument for a different location. Surrounded by an impassible morass and thorn forest, biota trapped within evolved into forms unknown in the outer lands. Striped Saber-tooth cats, spotted lions, giant omnivorous triceratops and humans with prehensile tails and ape-like feet abound.

Table of Contents:


A Pal-ul-Don Name Generator
The Geography of Pal-ul-Don
The Wonderland Land of Paul-ul-Don
Pal-ul-Don
The Lost Land of pal-ul-Don
Evolution in Pal-ul-Don
Pal-ul-don Fauna
Edgar Rice Burrough’s Pal-ul-Don Language
Pal-ul-Don vocabulary
Pal-ul-Don Names
Maps of Pal-ul-Don
Anatomy of the Pal-ul-Don Race
Art of the D’don
The Malthusian Decimation of Pal-ul-Don
Fan Fiction


from Tarzan the Terrible
By Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1918


THE GEOGRAPHY OF PAL-UL-DON
by Erb-zine
http://www.erbzine.com/mag1/0107.html
This gives a map of Pal-ul-Don along with a general description of the geography and lifeforms of this area.
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THE WONDERLAND LAND OF OF PAL-UL-DON by David Adams
Here you will find an early paper written by one of fandom's more interesting authors.
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PAL-UL-DON
by Cristian Sildan
Pal-ul-Don by Cristian Sildan.
An excellent analysis of the location, geography and demographics of pal-ul-Don.

THE LOST LAND OF PAL-UL-DON
by Tony Phillips
The Lost Land of Pal-ul-Don by Tony Phillips
This paper gives a description of the various animals described along with illustrations from various sources, the best being by Russ Manning. Mr Phillips tells me that someof his work has been published in Frank Westwood's Fantastic Worlds of ERB.
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PAL-UL-DON FAUNA, ANATOMY and EVOLUTION

Evolution in Pal-ul-Don by Tony Phillips.
This is an additional paper on what animals may be found in Pal-ul-Don but adds those described in subsequent writings, especially the various comic adaptions of the original novel.

If it looks Human, it IS Human by Rick Johnson. A paper on both the family tree of the humans on Earth and the problems with interbreeding.

Weir Anatomy by Rick Johnson. A paper on the anatomy of a formerly human race. Many of my Fan-Fiction includes these people.

Pal-ul-Don Fauna by Rick Johnson.
Here I seek to argue that unlike the usual descriptions of Pal-ul-Don, the actual life-forms would be of a limited number and why you won’t find pterosaurs, T-rex and flying humanoids in Pal-ul-Don.

The D'Don of Pal-ul-Don by Rick Johnson.
A study on the anatomy and evolution of the Don race of pal-ul-Don.

The Fauna of Edgar Rice Burrough's Africa by Rick Johnson.
A description of the differences between the animals of our Africa and that of Burroughs.
Currently submitted to Tangor's site.

The Monkey-Men of Pal-ul-Don by Den Valdron.
An interesting study of the evolution of the D'don of Pal-ul-Don. Although I find his Pellucidar contact theory fascinating, I disagree with the rest of his ideas. However, his ideas do bear considerable thought.
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ERGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ PAL-UL-DON LANGUAGE
by T. Peter Park; tpeterpark@e…
Used without permission. If you know him, please 1et him know that I did this so I can get permission or link to his own site.
Language
Here Mr. Park posts a message on an unknown newsgroup discussing the language of the D’don language. Although excellent, I will later argue his conclusions with the numbering system Burroughs’ devised.
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PAL-UL-DON VOCABULARY
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pal-ul-Don vocabulary
These are links to two of the sites where you can find the Pal-ul-Don and mangani languages.
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A Name Generator for Pal-ul-Don characters
Ross Spiller was kind enough and good enough to create this name generator for Pal-ul-Don names. It gives you a choice of race and gender combinations, and generates up to ten sample names at a time, based on the Vocabulary provided by Lord Greystoke and the rules regarding Pal-ul-Don names.
The man is good and deserves all the credit as praise we can give him.


Names of Pal-ul-Don characters
These are some lists of possible names for members of Pal-ul-Don created by name generator programs. I also include Barsoom names here too.
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MAPS OF PAL-UL-DON
ERB’s map
This is the original map as drawn by ERB for the novel. As you can see, it is hard to read due to the aging of the paper used.
There is also a map from the Hardback novel. It has been redrawn and cleaned up a bit making it easier to follow.

Redrawn map of Pal-ul-Don. Cleaned up a bit.

A-LUR
A-Lur, Ground Level
This is my map of A-Lur based on the description given by ERB in the novel. You will note that there are three of these and each map has reference points Ref Point 1 which can be used to overlay each map to get a 3-d sense of the city. Subsequent pages list the basement and sub-basement levels of A-Lur.
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ANATOMY OF THE D’DON RACE
By Rick Johnson
Skeletal features and evolution Her in this paper, I attempt to show the evolution of the D’don races and how their skeletal anatomy differs from that of a normal human. Obviously I am hindered by a lack of physical specimens to examine so had to speculate in many places. A good anatomy book on the caudal construction of new-world monkeys would help out in this area if you have one.
note: This will be posted here a month after it shows on Tangor's site.

The Monkey-Men of Pal-ul-Don. by Den Valdron
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ART OF THE D’DON
Drawings of the D’don
Here I am posting some of the better paintings of the D’don as done by various travelers to the lad of man. I apologize for the lack of photos but photography at the time of the major explorations of the Land was still in it’s infancy.
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MALTHUSIAN DECIMATION OF PAL-UL-DON
by Rick Johnson
Overpopulation in Pal-ul-Don
Here I speculate on the overpopulation problems that would have struck Pal-ul-Don after the outlawing of human sacrifice and the enforced peace between the D’don races.
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FANFICTION
New stories based on the master of adventure
Here you will find both links to sites that promote ERB-based Fan Fiction or pastiches plus my own humble attempts to add to the genre. Not all here is strictly Pal-ul-Don. Return to contents



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by: Rick Johnson
PO Box 40451
Tucson, Az.
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